Riding in on the same British wave of sentimental social realism that washed THE VAN, BEAUTIFUL THING and BRASSED OFF upon these Yankee shores, Peter Cattaneo's feature debut is an enjoyable, ultimately inconsequential crowd-pleaser. In the depressed English
steeltown of Sheffield, unemployed steelworker Gaz (Robert Carlyle) bemoans the closing of the factories and the ensuing slow death of the red-blooded English male. Strapped for cash and faced with losing visitation rights with his young son if he can't make his child-support payments, Gaz has a
rare moment of inspiration after a traveling band of male strippers comes to town: He decides to form his own local t...